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Complete conference planner #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Your conference planning can begin now. The schedule has been put online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/planner.htm#sun

There's a lot to see, hear & do. Are you registered yet?

Best regards,
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@shaw.ca


My Trip To Russia #ukraine

rusty <rustysings@...>
 

My Womens Barbershop Chorus has been invited by the Russian Ministry of
Culture to perform and teach at the Russian Barbershop Festival in August.
I will be in St Petersberg for about 10 days and then 3 days in Moscow.
Would there be any research I could do while I was there....if it were
allowed?
My grandfather DEKTOR and his mother KATZ were born in Balta, near Odessa.
We are not going there, but are there records or archives in St Petersberg
or Moscow that I can write to ahead of time, or go to once I am there, for
information on my family?
If not, would there be anything I could do for someone else while I am
there?
Does anyone know of Jewish places to visit - synagogues, etc. Should this
be posted to a different digest?

Thanks,
Dalya Dektor
rustysings@adelphia.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Complete conference planner #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Your conference planning can begin now. The schedule has been put online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/planner.htm#sun

There's a lot to see, hear & do. Are you registered yet?

Best regards,
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@shaw.ca


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine My Trip To Russia #ukraine

rusty <rustysings@...>
 

My Womens Barbershop Chorus has been invited by the Russian Ministry of
Culture to perform and teach at the Russian Barbershop Festival in August.
I will be in St Petersberg for about 10 days and then 3 days in Moscow.
Would there be any research I could do while I was there....if it were
allowed?
My grandfather DEKTOR and his mother KATZ were born in Balta, near Odessa.
We are not going there, but are there records or archives in St Petersberg
or Moscow that I can write to ahead of time, or go to once I am there, for
information on my family?
If not, would there be anything I could do for someone else while I am
there?
Does anyone know of Jewish places to visit - synagogues, etc. Should this
be posted to a different digest?

Thanks,
Dalya Dektor
rustysings@adelphia.net


Paraguay, Viennese Jews and Biberach #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Within the history of the holocaust, the name Biberach
is not well-known and will remain a mere footnote or
curiosity. When, I checked the message archives of
Jewishgen I could find only one posting on Gersig in
2003 asking for information on Bergen-Belsen internees
sent to Switzerland via Biberach. Yet at least for a
few Austrian Jews, it was their final detention place
- and mercifully, a relatively safe haven.

The liberation of the camp will be celebrated this
week. Biberach was a strange camp - set up in Southern
Germany to house Channel Islanders and other British
citizens for eventual exchange with German prisoners
held by the British. It was not an extermination camp
and in fact not intended for Jews at all. The camp
appears to have been run internally mainly by the
British. In September 1942, the German authorities
moved 2000 men, women, and children >from the Channel
Islands to internment camps in Germany. They comprised
all non-permanent residents and those not born there
who were between the ages of 16 and 70 years ....

Last weekend, I had the opportunity, for the first
time, to read some accounts by a family member of
their
detention at Biberach and how they got there. The
unpublished tale explains how some wealthy Austrian
citizens obtained Paraguayan passports in Switzerland
at a hefty price. Unfortunately, the actual source of
the passports was not revealed. It was however these
passports which, for some lucky Viennese, eventually
saved their lives.

My family members were interned at Bergen-Belsen. At a
late stage of the war, the Nazis were keen to get as
many exchange people as possible for their citizens
and decided to ship the "South Americans" >from Bergen-
Belsen to Biberach for this purpose. This group
included "my" Paraguayan Austrian Jews!

The account also talked about the great excitement in
Biberach as a whole group of "Benghazis" arrived. They
were described as British citizens and orthodox Jews
in flowing robes [I am now sure this description was
fictionalised as they came directly from
Bergen-Belsen].

I have now checked out the facts in this family saga
with other references on the internet and they appear
to be corroborated:

1. On the Yad vashem site you will only find three
deaths at Biberach, all deported fron the Netherlands.


2. For details of the "exchange" Jews at Bergen-Belsen
see:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/BergenBelsen02.html


..... 222 Jews .. were selected in April 1944 from
approximately 1300 holders of certificates for
Palestine. This group finally left for Istanbul via
Vienna and Budapest on June 30, 1944 and reached Haifa
on July 10, 1944. The second group .... consisted of
136 Jews who left Bergen-Belsen on January 21, 1945
and arrived in Switzerland on January 25, 1945. A
total of 301 Bergen-Belsen inmates, who were citizens
of South American or Central American countries, had
left the camp on the 21st of January, but 165 of them
were taken to civil internment camps at Biberach and
Ravensburg.

see also if you read German:

http://www.shoa.de/content/view/239/60/

3. There are accounts of the deportation of Libyan
Jews and their final destination at Biberach in 1944

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/JewsofLibya/LibyanJews/RoumaniAspects.html
http://www.jewishrefugees.org/resources.htm
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/gallery/pg23/pg5/pg23561.html

NB: some of these are long Urls: please copy and paste
them all into your browser.

In the UK on 23rd April [the anniversary of the
liberation of Biberach camp], the History Channel will
show "Stolen by Hitler", the story of the Channel
Island Deportees. Further films by the producer will
be shown on May 9th, 10th and 11th.

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/code/showliberationarticle.pl?ArticleID=000013

Although this is an Austria-Czech site, in this
instance the fate of a number of peoples of different
backgrounds is hard to disentangle; most importantly
for our SIG however, we can learn how some Austrians,
and presumably Jews >from other countries too, did
survive the holocaust by purchasing Paraguayan and
other South American passports in Switzerland.

Celia Male [UK]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Paraguay, Viennese Jews and Biberach #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Within the history of the holocaust, the name Biberach
is not well-known and will remain a mere footnote or
curiosity. When, I checked the message archives of
Jewishgen I could find only one posting on Gersig in
2003 asking for information on Bergen-Belsen internees
sent to Switzerland via Biberach. Yet at least for a
few Austrian Jews, it was their final detention place
- and mercifully, a relatively safe haven.

The liberation of the camp will be celebrated this
week. Biberach was a strange camp - set up in Southern
Germany to house Channel Islanders and other British
citizens for eventual exchange with German prisoners
held by the British. It was not an extermination camp
and in fact not intended for Jews at all. The camp
appears to have been run internally mainly by the
British. In September 1942, the German authorities
moved 2000 men, women, and children >from the Channel
Islands to internment camps in Germany. They comprised
all non-permanent residents and those not born there
who were between the ages of 16 and 70 years ....

Last weekend, I had the opportunity, for the first
time, to read some accounts by a family member of
their
detention at Biberach and how they got there. The
unpublished tale explains how some wealthy Austrian
citizens obtained Paraguayan passports in Switzerland
at a hefty price. Unfortunately, the actual source of
the passports was not revealed. It was however these
passports which, for some lucky Viennese, eventually
saved their lives.

My family members were interned at Bergen-Belsen. At a
late stage of the war, the Nazis were keen to get as
many exchange people as possible for their citizens
and decided to ship the "South Americans" >from Bergen-
Belsen to Biberach for this purpose. This group
included "my" Paraguayan Austrian Jews!

The account also talked about the great excitement in
Biberach as a whole group of "Benghazis" arrived. They
were described as British citizens and orthodox Jews
in flowing robes [I am now sure this description was
fictionalised as they came directly from
Bergen-Belsen].

I have now checked out the facts in this family saga
with other references on the internet and they appear
to be corroborated:

1. On the Yad vashem site you will only find three
deaths at Biberach, all deported fron the Netherlands.


2. For details of the "exchange" Jews at Bergen-Belsen
see:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/BergenBelsen02.html


..... 222 Jews .. were selected in April 1944 from
approximately 1300 holders of certificates for
Palestine. This group finally left for Istanbul via
Vienna and Budapest on June 30, 1944 and reached Haifa
on July 10, 1944. The second group .... consisted of
136 Jews who left Bergen-Belsen on January 21, 1945
and arrived in Switzerland on January 25, 1945. A
total of 301 Bergen-Belsen inmates, who were citizens
of South American or Central American countries, had
left the camp on the 21st of January, but 165 of them
were taken to civil internment camps at Biberach and
Ravensburg.

see also if you read German:

http://www.shoa.de/content/view/239/60/

3. There are accounts of the deportation of Libyan
Jews and their final destination at Biberach in 1944

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/JewsofLibya/LibyanJews/RoumaniAspects.html
http://www.jewishrefugees.org/resources.htm
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/gallery/pg23/pg5/pg23561.html

NB: some of these are long Urls: please copy and paste
them all into your browser.

In the UK on 23rd April [the anniversary of the
liberation of Biberach camp], the History Channel will
show "Stolen by Hitler", the story of the Channel
Island Deportees. Further films by the producer will
be shown on May 9th, 10th and 11th.

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/code/showliberationarticle.pl?ArticleID=000013

Although this is an Austria-Czech site, in this
instance the fate of a number of peoples of different
backgrounds is hard to disentangle; most importantly
for our SIG however, we can learn how some Austrians,
and presumably Jews >from other countries too, did
survive the holocaust by purchasing Paraguayan and
other South American passports in Switzerland.

Celia Male [UK]


Translation thanks #austria-czech

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear ACSiggers,
Many thanks to all who responded to my request with
transcriptions & translations of the German and Hebrew
inscriptions for Karoline Lederer-Freschl.
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Translation thanks #austria-czech

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear ACSiggers,
Many thanks to all who responded to my request with
transcriptions & translations of the German and Hebrew
inscriptions for Karoline Lederer-Freschl.
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA


TO Henry regarding RUBIN family #austria-czech

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Dear Henry,
Would you please send me your message again? It had been deleted
before I had a chance to read it.
Thanks.
Bob RUBIN
bob_rubin@hotmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech TO Henry regarding RUBIN family #austria-czech

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Dear Henry,
Would you please send me your message again? It had been deleted
before I had a chance to read it.
Thanks.
Bob RUBIN
bob_rubin@hotmail.com


Bohemian Jewish Census #austria-czech

meretz
 

Peter Zimmer wrote: "Now volume 5 of the Czech Jewish Census is
available as a transcribed version in bookform, too. So only one more
"Kraj" is left and that is Prague."

I believe Peter means rather "*Bohemian* Jewish Census" and not the entire
area of nowadays Czech Republic. Unfortunately, no such publications do
exist for Moravia.
Reason for the misunderstanding may be that in the Czech language, C(^)echy
means Bohemia.

Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Bohemian Jewish Census #austria-czech

meretz
 

Peter Zimmer wrote: "Now volume 5 of the Czech Jewish Census is
available as a transcribed version in bookform, too. So only one more
"Kraj" is left and that is Prague."

I believe Peter means rather "*Bohemian* Jewish Census" and not the entire
area of nowadays Czech Republic. Unfortunately, no such publications do
exist for Moravia.
Reason for the misunderstanding may be that in the Czech language, C(^)echy
means Bohemia.

Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


Re: Toledo Ohio border crossing #general

Joel Stearman <dpastear@...>
 

Rappeport Family wrote:
My grandfather arrived in Montreal >from Europe in 1905, and then crossed
into America at the Toledo Ohio border crossing.

Is there anywhere to access records of the Toledo border crossings?

Are Montreal arrivals on-line anywhere?

Laurie Rappeport

Laurie:

You might try NARA Microfilm Publication M1461, "Soundex Index to Canadian
Border Entries Through The St. Albans, VT., District, 1895-1924." This is
only an index, but if you find the person you are searching for, you may
have a lead to one of the other microfilm publications for the actual
record.

Note also that the "Copies of Lists of Passenger Arriving at Miscellaneous
Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes,
1820-1873" NARA Microfilm Publication M575, does not encompass the period
of entry you mentioned, nor does it include Toledo, OH.

For Montreal, CA entries, you might go to
www.archives.ca/02/02020204 e.html.

Good Luck.

Joel Stearman
Potomac, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Toledo Ohio border crossing #general

Joel Stearman <dpastear@...>
 

Rappeport Family wrote:
My grandfather arrived in Montreal >from Europe in 1905, and then crossed
into America at the Toledo Ohio border crossing.

Is there anywhere to access records of the Toledo border crossings?

Are Montreal arrivals on-line anywhere?

Laurie Rappeport

Laurie:

You might try NARA Microfilm Publication M1461, "Soundex Index to Canadian
Border Entries Through The St. Albans, VT., District, 1895-1924." This is
only an index, but if you find the person you are searching for, you may
have a lead to one of the other microfilm publications for the actual
record.

Note also that the "Copies of Lists of Passenger Arriving at Miscellaneous
Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes,
1820-1873" NARA Microfilm Publication M575, does not encompass the period
of entry you mentioned, nor does it include Toledo, OH.

For Montreal, CA entries, you might go to
www.archives.ca/02/02020204 e.html.

Good Luck.

Joel Stearman
Potomac, MD


Re: Uriah P Levy - 1st Jewish Commodore of US Navy #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

USNA in Annapolis, MD is currently building a 38,000sq ft Jewish Center &
Chapel to be named for Levy. Go to www.usna.edu & enter Levy Chapel. It was
tentatively scheduled to open in May 2005. Those in WDC/ MD area might be
interested in following up on this. USNA Public Affairs Office (410)
293-2291.

My interest: I did a family tree for a cousin's 90th birthday present 2 yrs
ago & my cousins grandfather's sister Sophie Cerf Levy was married to Uriah
P Levy, the nephew of the Commodore. They appear in Malcolm Stern's book
"First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies 1654-1988" 3rd Edition 1991
pg 159. Call # RGY/929/Stern. I researched the Texas branches of this family
& have additional names tha are not listed in book.
There is also an excellent book with alot of genealogical info on the
family - " Saving Monticello - The Levy Families Epic Quest to Rescue the
House that Jefferson Built" by Marc Leepson Call # 975.5482. The Commodore's
maternal grt-grandfather was in American Revolutionary War.
I have notes >from the book. A few tidbits: Bronze statue of Jefferson made
in France & located in Rotunda of US Capitol is inscribed >from Uriah P Levy
& a copy of statue is in Rotunda of NY City Hall. Portraits of Uriah P Levy
are in USNA Museum & NYC Democratic Club, a chapel is named for him at US
Naval Base in Norfolk, VA & a destroyer escort USS Levy is named for him.
Other books:
" The Levy Family & Monticello 1834-1923 " by Melvin Urofsky Call #
973.46092
" Rebels & Reformers: Biographies of 4 Jewish Americans" by Eisman Call #
920
Other books are listed in bibliographies of all 3 books.
You can put Uriah P Levy on www.google.com & get alot of info.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego, CA
elsal@cox.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Uriah P Levy - 1st Jewish Commodore of US Navy #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

USNA in Annapolis, MD is currently building a 38,000sq ft Jewish Center &
Chapel to be named for Levy. Go to www.usna.edu & enter Levy Chapel. It was
tentatively scheduled to open in May 2005. Those in WDC/ MD area might be
interested in following up on this. USNA Public Affairs Office (410)
293-2291.

My interest: I did a family tree for a cousin's 90th birthday present 2 yrs
ago & my cousins grandfather's sister Sophie Cerf Levy was married to Uriah
P Levy, the nephew of the Commodore. They appear in Malcolm Stern's book
"First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies 1654-1988" 3rd Edition 1991
pg 159. Call # RGY/929/Stern. I researched the Texas branches of this family
& have additional names tha are not listed in book.
There is also an excellent book with alot of genealogical info on the
family - " Saving Monticello - The Levy Families Epic Quest to Rescue the
House that Jefferson Built" by Marc Leepson Call # 975.5482. The Commodore's
maternal grt-grandfather was in American Revolutionary War.
I have notes >from the book. A few tidbits: Bronze statue of Jefferson made
in France & located in Rotunda of US Capitol is inscribed >from Uriah P Levy
& a copy of statue is in Rotunda of NY City Hall. Portraits of Uriah P Levy
are in USNA Museum & NYC Democratic Club, a chapel is named for him at US
Naval Base in Norfolk, VA & a destroyer escort USS Levy is named for him.
Other books:
" The Levy Family & Monticello 1834-1923 " by Melvin Urofsky Call #
973.46092
" Rebels & Reformers: Biographies of 4 Jewish Americans" by Eisman Call #
920
Other books are listed in bibliographies of all 3 books.
You can put Uriah P Levy on www.google.com & get alot of info.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego, CA
elsal@cox.net


GREENBERG from Welden, Russia #general

Sandra Yoder
 

Though my Greenberg family originated >from Latvia at the end of the 19th
century, a 1901 ship manifest states that a great aunt and her family came
from Welden, Russia.
It may be that her husband was >from there, but I can't locate the town or
province using Russia or Latvia as the country. Maybe a "slip" of the pen?

Does anyone have an idea where this "may have been?"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GREENBERG from Welden, Russia #general

Sandra Yoder
 

Though my Greenberg family originated >from Latvia at the end of the 19th
century, a 1901 ship manifest states that a great aunt and her family came
from Welden, Russia.
It may be that her husband was >from there, but I can't locate the town or
province using Russia or Latvia as the country. Maybe a "slip" of the pen?

Does anyone have an idea where this "may have been?"


Greenberg store in the UK #general

Sandra Yoder
 

A great aunt stayed in Ireland for a couple of years while her husband came
to America in 1891 to secure a home; then a cousin mentioned to me recently
that he was told by his father that a Greenberg member owned a store in or
near Dublin, Ireland.

Would any of you Greenberg (or variations) researchers have that information
in your family history? Also, my Greenbergs came >from Latvia originally.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Greenberg store in the UK #general

Sandra Yoder
 

A great aunt stayed in Ireland for a couple of years while her husband came
to America in 1891 to secure a home; then a cousin mentioned to me recently
that he was told by his father that a Greenberg member owned a store in or
near Dublin, Ireland.

Would any of you Greenberg (or variations) researchers have that information
in your family history? Also, my Greenbergs came >from Latvia originally.